They needed all their patience and resolve to get the job done, but Sydney University finally overcame some dogged resistance from Southern Districts last Saturday afternoon, coming home with a wet sail 50-10, to keep their title defence on track.

A game that was very much in the balance at 15-10 in the 45th minute, after the Rebels had dug in and defended manfully to stifle Uni’s customary attacking elan, was broken open in the last quarter, as the home side put their foot to the floor to rack up the half century in front of their own supporters for the second time this season.

The tone was set from the off, Uni holding the ball for over two minutes as they looked to stretch the visitor’s across the park. But the Rebels were up to the task, hitting hard and conceding precious little ground before forcing an error.

A kick through from winger Nathaniel Tamwoy had Souths in reverse in the 4th minute, and a knock-on as they tried to clear their lines gave Uni the platform of a scrum just 10-metres out.

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